*√BRK “knee>kneel>pray/bless”

Semitic *√BRK “knee>kneel>pray/bless” appears in

Akkadian

𒄭

  • birk “knee”
  • karābu (metathesis) “to bless, pray”

Ugaritic

𐎁𐎗𐎋

  • birk “knee”
  • birraka “to bless”

Hebrew

  • bereḵ בֶּרֶךְ “knee, to bless”

Arabic

  • rukba رُكْبَة (metathesis) “knee”
  • baraka بَرَكَة “to kneel (camel), bless”
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1 Response to *√BRK “knee>kneel>pray/bless”

  1. Faysal Ramses says:

    Very interesting!

    Can you explain the etymology of r-k-3 (ركع)?

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